Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences

Inauguration Ceremony of the Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (YASHK) was held on June 9th 2019 at the Hong Kong Science Park. YASHK is a new chapter of the Hong Kong Academy of Sciences (ASHK); and is formed by a vibrant group of aspiring young scientists, working as Faculty members at various tertiary institutes in Hong Kong, and dedicated to serving the community. One of the primary goals of the Young Academy is to enhance the research and education environment for science and technology in the Hong Kong community via outreach activities. Stephanie is elected as a Founding Member of the YASHK; and currently takes an active role as Chair of the Outreach Sub-committee.

Patents Granted!

Some time ago, our team developed a monoclonal antibody specific against ANXA3. We are happy to share that after years of work, we have successfully obtained two US patents for the use of this antibody for HCC detection, prognosis and therapy (US 9,487,831 granted November 2016 and US 10,000,558 granted June 2018). Congrats to the 3 inventors on the patents – Stephanie Ma, Man Tong and Xin-Yuan Guan!

What’s it like being a scientist?

Stephanie is super happy to have had the opportunity to participate in the Croucher Science Week – What’s it like Being a Scientist? School Tours this year. She, along with her partner Krates, performed at the HK Science Museum during HK SciFest 2018 and at a number of local primary schools from March to November, spreading science fun.

Details to the show:
Science is fascinating. It brings wonder and understanding to the world. But, what is it like to be a scientist? In this entertaining show, you’ll meet scientists who will re-enact one of the greatest scientific experiments of all time – Galileo’s Leaning Tower of Pisa experiment. They will let you in on what it feels like to be a scientist doing cutting-edge research in modern day Hong Kong – and will lead the entire audience in a scientific experiment that everyone can do. 

Anti-Annexin A3 antibody licensed to Merck Millipore

We are excited to announce that our homemade anti-annexin A3 antibody (clone 9996-1-3M1/3L7-5) is now launched on the Merck Millipore website as product catalog number MABS1329. The antibody works for Western Blot and IHC. It is also the only annexin A3 antibody that can be applied for neutralization experiments on the market. More information can be found in the link below: http://www.emdmillipore.com/US/en/product/Anti-Annexin-A3-Antibody%2C-clone-9996-1-3M13L7-5,MM_NF-MABS1329#overview. Please also refer to our publication Tong M et al. Stem Cell Reports 2015 for the development and application of this antibody. Feel free to let us know your feedback on it!